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Kimura Disease
Carmen C. Cho, MBBS, FRCR; Evelyn W. K. Tang, MBBS, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Kimura disease (KD)
          • Synonyms

            • Eosinophilic lymphogranuloma, eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma
          • Definitions

            • Chronic inflammatory disorder of head and neck, primarily in young Asian male patients
              • Triad of painless, unilateral, cervical adenopathy, subcutaneous nodules, and salivary gland lesions
              • Blood and tissue eosinophilia; markedly ↑ serum IgE

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Kapoor NS et al: Kimura disease: diagnostic challenges and clinical management. Am J Otolaryngol. 33(2):259-62, 2012
                                        2. Takeishi M et al: Kimura disease: diagnostic imaging findings and surgical treatment. J Craniofac Surg. 18(5):1062-7, 2007
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Kimura disease (KD)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Eosinophilic lymphogranuloma, eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Chronic inflammatory disorder of head and neck, primarily in young Asian male patients
                                                    • Triad of painless, unilateral, cervical adenopathy, subcutaneous nodules, and salivary gland lesions
                                                    • Blood and tissue eosinophilia; markedly ↑ serum IgE

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Kapoor NS et al: Kimura disease: diagnostic challenges and clinical management. Am J Otolaryngol. 33(2):259-62, 2012
                                                                              2. Takeishi M et al: Kimura disease: diagnostic imaging findings and surgical treatment. J Craniofac Surg. 18(5):1062-7, 2007